North of the Highland Creek neighbourhood is HWY 401 and to the south is Highland Creek. Kingston Road passes on the east side, while Morningside Avenue is on the west side.
Highland Creek has a very high number of families with youth (16%), pre-retirement people (17%), and seniors (15%). It also has a low percentage of families with children and working age people. The top non-official languages are Tamil and Tagalog (Filipino), and the neighbourhood residents’ top ethnic origins are East Indian, Chinese, Filipino, and English. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $87,321, very high compared to Toronto’s average of $52,149. The total major crime incidents rate in Highland Creek is 158 per 10,000 people per year.
The Highland Creek neighbourhood has a very high number of single-family homes (83%) and duplexes (14%). Home values in this neighbourhood are $529,278, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. Highland Creek has a lot of trees for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors.
Enjoy some shopping at Scarborough Town Centre and Pickering Town Centre, located about 9 km away. Get some groceries at Food Basics and No Frills, and Walmart is located nearby. Neighbourhood parks are Highland Creek Community Park, Lavery Trail Park, Bramber Woods Park, and Canmore Park. The Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital is the closest hospital; Highland Creek Library is the closest library to this neighbourhood; and West Hill Collegiate Institute is the closest swimming pool.
HWY 401 runs along the north border of the neighbourhood at Meadowvale Road and Morningside Avenue. Take the subway from McCowan Station, 7 km away, or take the GO at GO Rouge Hill, 6 km away.
Landmarks in Highland Creek Scarborough
The major neighbourhood landmarks are the University of Toronto, Highland Creek Library and St Joseph's Church.
Schools and Childcare in Highland Creek Scarborough
Elementary schools include Highland Creek Public School, Morrish Public School, Meadowvale Public School, and Cardinal Leger Catholic School. The childcare centres in this neighbourhood are Meadowvale Daycare Centre, Morrish Jr. YMCA, Cardinal Leger Child Care Centre, and N'Sheemaehn.